Forget dumb productivity measures and focus on software delivery performance with Accelerate’s Four Key Metrics

The book Accelerate - The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations has been really important for Redgate over the past 12 months. It's helped us find a software delivery language that teams and the wider company understand and buy into, and allowed us to compare how we're performing against the best in the business.

Release Wednesdays

This Wednesday, one of the teams I work with shipped a new version of their product - the DLM Dashboard - for the 10th Wednesday in a row. That's 10 releases in the 10 weeks we've had of 2015 so far. Which is pretty cool.

5 benefits of the Agile Release Train for a single team

To some the Scaled Agile Framework seems like agile with it's heart removed and the process turned up to 11; a set of guidelines and practices designed by consultancies to sell "Agile" to organisations undertaking large software development programmes. They believe it's promises to synchronise, homogenise and constrain a legion of development teams are irresistible to companies that want... Continue Reading →

The success of weekly releases

Back in August last year my team and decided to release our product on Wednesdays. In fact, I said we were going to release every Wednesday. At the time, our deployment processes were already automated, we were breaking our work down into small valuable chunks and our automated test suite was comprehensive, trustworthy and performant.... Continue Reading →

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